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Most of us don't need a single thing. We certainly don't want more cute knickknacks to add to whatever clutter we already have on the shelves. Yet this is the time of year when others think they need to give us presents. Sometimes they'll ask in advance what we'd like to have, and we can breathe a sigh of relief when they do.

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Against the backdrop of mysterious child disappearances, Helen Hunt, along with her police detective husband and their teenage son, is enduring the aftermath of infidelity and trying to keep their family together, when strange things start to happen around their own home.

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KANSAS CITY NORTH — Katie Cordray loves the outdoors. Looking at her Facebook page, there are pictures of her climbing rocks and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Missouri State Parks offers gift cards so loved ones, friends and families can gift the love of the outdoors to others this holiday season. Cards can be used to pay for camping reservations and state park merchandise.

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Peak season for United Parcel Service runs from the day after Thanksgiving through Dec. 30, UPS Public Relations Specialist Kim Krebs said. This term describes the time of year when UPS will add seasonal driver-helper employees and have drivers working their longest hours to help ensure ever…

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In an effort to make spirits brighter, police officers in Liberty, Kearney and Smithville and deputies with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office spend hours of their time each year fundraising for local Shop with a Cop programs. These programs provide thousands of dollars for Christmas gift shop…

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KEARNEY — The Kearney Optimist Club is accepting children’s letters to jolly St. Nick this holiday season. Mailboxes for children and/or their families to drop letters in are posted at Kearney City Hall, 100 E. Washington St.; Mid-Continent Public Library, 100 S. Platte-Clay Way; and Price C…

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LIBERTY — The Liberty Hospital Foundation will serve as hosts for the Remembrance Tree Ceremony from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, inside the Medical Plaza East lobby, 2529 Glenn Hendren Drive.

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This will be sacrilege to "Never Trumpers," but Michael Bloomberg and Donald Trump share some similarities. It is true that Bloomberg's charitable foundation actually does good work, while Donald Trump had to pay a $2 million fine for basically using his for self-promotion. And it is true that Bloomberg has financed gun control efforts, while Trump, as president, has grovelled before the National Rifle Association.

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